James Akenhead


Country of Origin:GBR

Lifetime Winnings:$2,993,000

Career Titles:6

POY Rank:10126th


James Akenhead News

Career Winnings

  • 2008: $664,118
  • 2009: $1,942,077
  • 2010: $248,883
  • 2011: $45,760
  • 2012: $47,434

Player Bio

  • A former train engineer and snooker player, James rose through the poker ranks as a founding member of The Hit Squad.  In 2008, James narrowly missed out on a WSOP bracelelt, coming second in the $1500 NLH event for over $500,000. 
  • 2009 Was even better.  Akenhead became the first UK player to make the famed November Nine, finishing in 9th at the WSOP main event for over a million.  James also made the final table of the WSOP Europe main event and took the prestigious Poker Million title live on television in London. 

Fast Facts

Name: James Akenhead

Age: 29

Nickname: Mokka

Favourite drink: Jaigerbombs! :)

Favourite music to grind to: Radioheads, Muse

Favourite city: Las Vegas

Best film: Rounder

What car do drive: -

Hobby: Golf

Favourite sports team: -

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